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Russia, Vietnam to Jointly Manufacture Anti-Ship Missiles

February 15, 2012 Comments off

rian.ru

Russia and Vietnam are planning to start in 2012 joint production of a modified anti-ship missile, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Mikhail Dmitriyev said on Wednesday.

“We are planning to build facilities in Vietnam for the production of a version of the Russian Uran [SS-N-25 Switchblade] missile in a project that is similar to joint Russian-Indian production of the BrahMos missile,” Dmitriyev said.

The Uran subsonic anti-ship missile can be launched from helicopters, surface ships and coastal defense batteries. It has a range of up to 250 kilometers (135 nautical miles) and carries a 145-kilogram high explosive warhead.

Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace Ltd, set up in 1998, manufactures supersonic cruise missiles based on the Russian-designed NPO Mashinostroyenie 3M55 Yakhont (SS-N-26).

Sea- and ground-launched versions have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy.

81 children die after HFMD outbreak in Vietnam

August 20, 2011 Comments off

omantribune

HANOI Vietnam is battling to control an unusually severe outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) that has killed 81 children this year and infected tens of thousands more, health officials said on Thursday.

About three-quarters of the more than 30,000 reported HFMD cases so far this year have occurred in children younger than three, said Graham Harrison, the World Health Organisation’s acting representative for Vietnam.

“It’s a challenge to deal with it,” he said. “It’s certainly a significant increase on the previous two or three years.”

All of the dead were children, Vietnam’s health ministry said.

HFMD is a common viral illness of infants and children that causes fever and blister-like eruptions in the mouth, according to the US-based Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, which are Read more…